How Light Therapy Helps Minnesotans Over WinterAs Minnesota makes its way through the darkest part of the year, people who endure it have to get creative with ways to fight the fatigue often associated with seasonal affective disorder.
Twin Sisters Deck Bus Out To Combat Seasonal Affective DisorderThere is a lot to take in, with bright colors, upbeat music, snacks, games, and lots of lights.
Feeling A Bit Down This Winter? Experts Say You're Not AloneIn case you haven't noticed, it's been pretty cloudy this winter. And besides that, when it was sunny, it was bitter cold. That was keeping people inside, which can give people the "winter blues."
How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin FeverWinter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.
Good Question: Why Do We Feel More Tired When The Seasons Change?If you're feeling a little sluggish this time of year, you're not alone. Karina from St. Paul has been feeling more sleepy than usual. And when she's brought it up to her parents, they've always told her it’s the change in the weather.
Good Question: Are There Health Benefits To The Cold?Struggling to get above zero is less than ideal, especially when you spend more time getting dressed for the weather than actually being in it. But believe it or not, the cold does have some health benefits. We have the flu bug, but no other bugs to deal with, according to Dr. Christina Manders, a family physician with Fairview Clinics in Savage. "We don't see Lyme disease, we don't see West Nile. So tick-borne infections, mosquito-borne infections are not a factor," Manders said.
'Being Assaulted By The Sun:' A Look At Summertime SADSummer is the season so many of us look forward to after the long winters we have in Minnesota. And when the weather warms up, as it has this week, our parks and pools are packed with people eager to have some fun.
Seasonal Affective Disorder -- Or Just Sick Of Winter?All that snow and ice has many of us feeling a little sick of winter, especially since it supposed to be spring.
The Science Behind Seasonal Affective DisorderOur daylight hours are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer, and the WCCO Morning Show took a look at the science behind why some people get depressed in the winter.